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Time use by activity and sex

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Definition:
Time use represents the average time spent (hours and minutes) on an activity per day. All days of the week, as well as working and holiday periods are included. Data refer to employed, unemployed and economically inactive people aged 20-74.

Gainful work: includes time spent on main and second jobs (including informal employment) and related activities, breaks and travel during working hours, and on job seeking.
Study: includes time spent on study at school and during free time.
Domestic work includes housework, child and adult care, gardening and pet care, construction and repairs, shopping and services, and household management.
Travel includes commuting and trips connected with all kinds of activities, except travel during working hours.
Sleep includes sleep during night or daytime, waiting for sleep, naps, as well as passive lying in bed because of sickness.
Meals includes meals, snacks and drinks.
Personal care includes dressing, personal hygiene, making up, shaving, sexual activities and personal health care.
Free time includes all other kinds of activities, e.g, volunteer work and meetings, helping other households, socializing and entertainment, sports and outdoor activities, hobbies and games, reading, watching TV, resting or doing nothing.

General note: Data are reported in number of hours, where decimals represent hundredths of an hour (e.g, 1.75 should be read 1 hour and 45 minutes; 0.20 should be read 12 minutes).

Country: Armenia

Data refer to October 2008 and to the population aged 15-80.

Country: Austria

Change in definition (2008): Gainful work includes travelling during work-time.

Country: Bulgaria

Reference period (2002): Data refer to 2001-2002.

Country: Bulgaria

Reference period (2010): Data refer to 2009-2010.

Country: Canada

Change in definition (1990 - 2010): Data refer to population aged 20 to 74.

Country: Canada

Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1992.

Country: Canada

Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1997.

Country: Canada

Territorial change (1990 - 2010): Data cover 10 provinces only.

Country: Denmark

Data refer to the population aged 16-74. 1990: data refer to 1987. 2009: data refer to 2008-2009.

Country: Estonia

Reference period (2000): Data refer to 1999-2000.

Country: Estonia

Reference period (2010): Data refer to 2009-2010.

Country: France

2000: data refer to 1998-1999. 2010: data refer to 2009-2010.
Data cover only Metropolitan France.

Country: Germany

Reference period (2001): Change in definition - Data refer to the population total. Reference period (2012): Data refer to the population aged 20-74.

Country: Germany

Reference period (2001): Data refer to April 2001 - March 2002.

Country: Hungary

2000: data refer to 1999-2000. 2010: data refer to 2009-2010.

Country: Italy

2002: data refer to 2002-2003; 2008: data refer to 2008-2009; 2014: data refer to 2013-2014. Data refer to population aged 20-74. For all years activities are coded according to the last Harmonized European Time Use Survey Guidelines (HETUS 2008).

Country: Kazakhstan

Additional information (2003): The structure of time use within 7 days (man / hours per week). Data refer to the age group 16 years and older.

Country: Kazakhstan

Additional information (2006): The structure of time use within 7 days (man / hours per week). Data refer to the age group 18 years and older.

Country: Kazakhstan

Additional information (2012, 2018): The survey was conducted over two days (1 working day, 1 day off - man / hours per week). Data refer to the age group 10 years and older.

Country: Luxembourg

Data refer to the population aged 10-74.

Country: Netherlands

Break in methodlogy (2006): Data is collected according to the Harmonised European Time Use Survey (HETUS) replacing the original Dutch Time Use Survey.

Country: Netherlands

Break in methodlogy (2011): Data is collected according to the Harmonised European Time Use Survey (HETUS)

Country: North Macedonia

Reference period (2014): Time Use Survey was carried out over a period of 12 months, from May 2014 until April 2015.

Country: Norway

2010: data refer to 2010-2011.

Country: Poland

2004: data refer to 2003-2004.

Country: Republic of Moldova

Reference period (2012): Time Use Survey. Conducted during the period 1 June 2011 to 31 May 2012.

Country: Republic of Moldova

Territorial change (2012): Data exclude the territory of the Transnistria and municipality of Bender

Country: Romania

Reference period (2000): Data refer to August and September 2000.

Country: Romania

Reference period (2011 - 2012): Statistical survey on time use (TUS), carried out in households during september 2011 - september 2012

Country: Serbia

Data do not cover Kosovo and Metohija. 2010 data refer to 2010-2011.

Country: Slovenia

Reference period (2001): Data refer to the March 2000 - February 2001.

Country: Spain

2003: data refer to 2002-2003.

Country: Sweden

Change in definition (1990 - 2010): Data refer to the population aged 20-64.

Country: Sweden

Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1990-1991. Data cover 9 months (September to May).

Country: Sweden

Reference period (2000): Data refer to 2000-2001

Country: Sweden

Reference period (2010): Data referes to April 2010-March 2011

Country: Switzerland

Change in definition (1995 - 2016): Gainful work does not include job seeking.

Country: Switzerland

Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1997.

Country: Turkey

For 2006 the data refer to persons aged 15+. For Y2015, data refer to individuals aged 10+. In the free time activities part, the following activities were included as in HETUS-08 codes: 4,5,6,7,8 which refer to voluntary work and meetings, social life and entertainment, sports and outdoor activities, hobbies and computing, and travel and unspecified time use.

Country: United Kingdom

- Reference period (2015): UK Time Use Survey 2014-2015.
- Reference period (2005): UK Time Use Survey 2005. Light diary instrument used in this survey and therefore not fully comparable to the fully Harmonised European Time Use Survey (HETUS) compliant surveys from 2000-2001 and 2014-2015.
- Reference period (2000): UK Time Use Survey 2000-2001.